October 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Plenty of Halloween events available for little goblins

Ghouls and goblins are unlikely to be the most frightening thing local parents confront this Halloween.  Convincing a child to eat their vegetables might take a little more work this week as their bags and buckets are crammed full of goodies cou More...

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LifeStyles

Cast and crew overcome obstacles to stage John Van Druten’s classic romantic comedy

Performances set for Oct. 31, Nov. 1-3 at GLT Playhouse

The Gaffney Little Theatre has a rich and mountainous history celebrating almost 50 years here in Gaffney and having produced some of the finest theatrical productions in our area over the years. More...

Miss Cobb, Mr. Falls exchange vows Sept. 6

Charli Jean Cobb and Brian Christopher Falls, both of Blacksburg, were married Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at The Duncan Estate in Spartanburg. The Rev. Dwight Easler officiated the 6:30 p.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

Trick or Treat at the YMCA  l The Cherokee County YMCA will have a special Trick-or-Treat on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m. in the basketball gym. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas Tyran Houey, last employed by Jetline

Thomas Tyran Houey, 20, known as “Ran,” of 122 Songbird Lane, answered the Master’s call on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at 108 Freeport Drive, Gaffney.  Son of Thomas and Denise Houey, he was born on June 17, 1993, in Gaffney. Mr. More...

Margaret T. Smith, retired from Cherokee Finishing and Oxford Industries

Margaret Thompson Smith, 88, formerly of 304 Mimosa Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I got swimmy-headed trying to figure it out

If you have any interest in education you no doubt have heard about Common Core. In case you haven’t or need a refresher as to what it is, I found this on a related website: The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a U.S. More...

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Suminoe expansion will create 100 jobs

A local textile manufacturer is expanding its plant here and is expecting to create 100 new jobs.   Suminoe Textile America began operations in the Meadow Creek Industrial Park in April 2003. More...

Hospital volunteers donate $35K to local not-for-profit groups

Christmas arrived early for some county nonprofit groups Monday when volunteers at the local hospital distributed $35,000 among nine charities in Cherokee County.  More...

Chase ends with car disabled; two suspects facing charges

Two Charlotte men are facing numerous charges from both the Gaffney Police Department and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office after an allegedly foiled burglary led to a police chase, a wreck and a foot chase across Interstate 85.  More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

The 20th Transportation Squad, Nellis Air Force Base in Memphis, Tenn., met for its 54th reunion – 1959-2013. More...

POLICE REPORTS

l An unknown projectile struck the rear window of a Gaffney woman’s sport utility vehicle Oct. 26 between 5 p.m. More...

Investigation closed

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has closed an investigation of spending practices at the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department after prosecutors determined no charges are warranted, according to a SLED spokesman and a letter obtained by Th More...

Sports

Defense! Defense!

Coaches challenge players; big test looming

After two disappointing performances against Mauldin and Byrnes, Gaffney defensive coordinator Josh Caggiano challenged his unit heading into Friday’s game with Riverside.  He was pleased how they responded.  “They are coachable More...

Indians in line for sixth, seventh seed, then again...

When it comes to the Class 4A playoff projections, Gaffney football coach Dan Jones is the first to say they are hard to predict.  But let’s try anyway.  More...

Hopper goes for long drive title tonight

Forget about Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson. More...

Letters

Autons address GHS election issue

Dear Editor:  There were no depositions and no affidavits taken in Darby’s case, of which we are aware.  More...

Don’t forget to drop Gene a card

Dear Fiber Friends:  Our 12th FII reunion was held this past Saturday at the Shelby City Park gym. We had a good turnout as 149 people made reservations this year compared to 151 last year.  More...

Thanks for help rendered to Chad

Dear Editor:  We would like to say a special thank-you to all those who responded to Chad Huskey’s accident last week on the Limestone College campus.  We sincerely appreciate the care and assistance you provided for Chad.  We wi More...

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